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Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:29 AM

I had a dream last nite.

This really happened. I have had some strange dreams in my life, but this one may tower over all the others.

In my dream, there are three elderly women, one of which "may" be me. These women, who live together, find a note in an old tin box. On the note is scribbled a spell of sorts. It reads, "You have a choice. You can live out the rest of your lives or you can live the next 24 hours as the 20 year old you were 65 years ago. Once you decide, either do nothing and live out your lives or say these words, "I want to be young again."

The three women spent most of the evening trying to decide which option to accept. In the end, they decided on their younger selves. They closed their eyes and mouthed the incantation while holding hands. When they opened their eyes, they were young again and for the next 24 hours enjoyed all the benefits that come with youth.

The dream ended with me watching my two compatriots quickly age and pass away within minutes of the 24 hr deadline. The last thing I remember before waking was slowing closing my eyes and smiling contently.

I was unable to return to sleep.

Now, the question. What would YOU do?

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Reply I had a dream last nite. (Original post)
Ferrets are Cool Dec 2020 OP
Wawannabe Dec 2020 #1
Karadeniz Dec 2020 #2
Sanity Claws Dec 2020 #3
Ferrets are Cool Dec 2020 #7
Delmette2.0 Dec 2020 #4
Marthe48 Dec 2020 #5
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2020 #6

Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:42 AM

1. Exactly what I AM doing

Living it! Just turned 50. I need to see this side. Plus, I have the mind, body and spirit of a 20 something! Hahahahaha! 😝😜

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:53 AM

2. Continue the life I have. At 20, I was self centered, ignorant. Now I help both animals and people.

My life has purpose and is, therefore, valuable. I hate to think what would have happened to a lot of others if I'd died at 20.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:53 AM

3. I would analyse the dream

You identified with the elderly women in the dream. In the real world, are you taking the COVID-19 precautions of the elderly, such as avoiding contact with persons outside of your household, not going out, etc.?

In the real world, young people, particularly those in their 20s, seem not to take any precautions. They go to bars, meet friends in large groups, etc.

Could you be envious of those who throw precautions to the wind and wish you could do it but fear that if you did, you would die of COVID-19?

Anyway, without knowing you, that is how I would analyze the dream - you are faced with a choice of being cautious or throwing caution to the wind, knowing that the latter could end up dead.


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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 03:09 PM

7. HELL NO

I have a wife with a very low immune system because of state 4 cancer. I am taking every precaution a person can take.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 11:10 AM

4. I would stay the same.

All those experiences, good and bad, have made me what I am today. I think I am a better person for living all the 68 years.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 11:29 AM

5. I would live my life

I have commitments to my grandkids, and am living the rest my life so that I am here to fulfill the committments, you know, to the best of my ability.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 03:08 PM

6. No question about it: I'll stay my age and continue as I am.

My 20-year-old self was an Army PFC, safely in the rear away from danger, but living a highly regimented existence. And looking forward to the end of my two-year term of service. Repeat that? Well, it's not actually too far off from life in the time of Covid.

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